Following the recruitment processes that started with online application, computer-based examination, physical screening exercise and documentations; below is the list of successful candidates that will proceed for Basic Training at Nigeria Customs Service Training Colleges:

The Prospective Cadets under Consol 08, 09 and 10 are to report to Nigeria Customs Training College Ikeja-Lagos on Wednesday, 22nd of March 2023, while Prospective Trainees under Consol 03, 04 and 06 are to report Nigeria Customs Training College Goron-Dutse, Kano also on Wednesday, 22nd of March 2023.

The Prospective Cadets and Trainees are to come along with the following:

  1. Two Set of Beddings
  2. Plastic Bucket
  3. Two Set of White Shorts
  4. Two Set of White Vests
  5. One Set of Sport Wear
  6. Cutlery
  7. Two Set of Canvas
  8. A Small Plastic Bowl
  9. Notebooks and Writing Material
  10. Mosquito Net

Click the links below to see the list for each cadre:



CONSOL 3 & 4

CIFCFIN Seeks Collaboration With Nigeria Customs Service On Forensic Investigation in Nigeria

The Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Investigators of Nigeria has sought a cordial and better working relationship in the area of logistics and exchange of experty with the Nigeria Customs Service in the investigation of all types of crimes and fraud in the Country.

The President of the Institute and Chairman of the Council, Dr. Ilayusu Gashinbaki who led a delegation to Customs Headquarters in Abuja, affirmed that the visit is aimed at creating a formidable and sustainable relationship between the two establishments.

“We are here to introduce the institute to the NCS and to also appreciate the good work, Customs has been doing in terms of appreciable and remarkable height in revenue increase. We congratulate you on the huge success.”

“The Institute has been around for a while, but President Muhammad Buhari accented to the bill of CIFCFIN’s Charter on the 23rd of December, 2022. The signing of the law is the singular most important legislation signed in the Criminal Justice space within the past eight years of this administration. It signalled the foundation of Scientific Investigation activities going forward.”

“There are three components of the institute and are; the establishment of the Nigeria College of Forensic and Fraud Investigations, which will be responsible for training, certification, and professional development of law enforcement agencies. Forensic Laboratories will focus on forgery. Digital Forensic Laboratory which also will concentrate on the analysis of the entire cyberspace among others.” He stated.

In response, the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) thanked the President and the Delegation for the timely visit, according to the CGC, the method of detecting crime must be digitalized as most of the crimes are been done digitally.

Col. Hameed Ali also noted that the Nigeria Customs Service has a forensic department and will need more support to build and train the Officers of the Service.

“We have to be part and parcel of your organisation, we have been training most of our Officers with regards to law enforcement from the military Police School, we will also make your college one of our most priorities in terms of training.”

“I will ask our Forensic Unit Head to synergise with you closely henceforth. We need a lot of things in terms of training and direction from you. We will explore whatever we can do to buttress our Unit to raise it to a great level.”He added.

The CG also referred to the arrest of a syndicate that specializes in cloning Customs documents in the Idiroko area of Ogun State, he said, is one of the biggest issues confronting the Service and he is hopeful, the synergy will help fight all kinds of fraud in Customs.

FOU ‘A’ Bursts Syndicate for Forgery of Customs Clearing Documents, Arrests Smugglers with Charms

A two-man syndicate that specialises in forging Customs clearing documents has been apprehended in their abode in the Idiroko area of Ogun State.

This was made known to Press Men by the Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’, Acting Comptroller Hussein Ejibunu at the monthly Press Briefing on the 7th of March, 2023 in Ikeja, Lagos.

According to him, a suspect was initially arrested with forged documents of a 2007 Mercedes-Benz along Ajilete-Idiroko road and upon in-depth investigation, the syndicate was arrested with over six hundred (600) pictures of Vehicles domiciled in the Benin Republic awaiting forged clearing process.

“Though the Kingpin is at large, we caught them in the act at their house in Idiroko, they were cloning Customs documents for about 600 Vehicles to be brought into Nigeria. There are lots of evidence and intelligence that will be used against them in Court, I have their remand order till the case will be concluded.”

They smuggle cars through unapproved routes and forge the papers for unsuspecting Nigerians, if you want to buy a Vehicle even those at car mats, take the document to any Customs formation and confirm the authenticity so you don’t fall prey.” Ejibunu advised.

Items recovered from the Suspects include; Fake Customs valuation stamp, Fake Customs Duty Chart Book on vehicles, Fake Customs documents and vehicle registration documents, Four Computer monitors, and three processing units with keyboard and Printer.

Similarly, a physically challenged man and his accomplice were arrested with local charms for assault on the Operatives along Owoyele Igbogila road of Ogun State.

The Suspects who were found with various types of charms smuggled over fifty bags of foreign parboiled rice in a used Mazda car and assaulted the Officers, with the intention to disappear.

“They attacked one of my Officers with a charmed horsewhip, they had the effrontery to attack lawful Officers, despite being physically challenged, he has charms all over his body, and they have been charged to Court.” He said.

Notable among the wares seized in February 2023 for non-compliance with the extant Customs laws include;  5,328 x 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice (equivalent to 9 trailer loads), 1 x 40 ft container said to contain 512 cartons of generators (on detention for false declaration), 1 x 40 ft container said to contain 2,298 cartons of half gasoline engines (on detention for false declaration).

Others are 29,875 liters of premium motor spirit (PMS), 283 cartons of foreign frozen poultry products, 75 kilograms of cannabis sativa, 5 units of foreign-used vehicles, and 1x 40 ft container said to contain charcoal meant for export

All have a  duty paid value of Five Hundred and One Million, Four Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five Naira (N501,460,875).

The Unit also prevented revenue loss through under-valuation, under-payments, and wrong classification to the tune of One Hundred and Three Million, Six Hundred and Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety- Seven Naira, Thirty-Two Kobo (N103,604,297.32) by the issuance of demand notices to defaulters.

WCO Trains Nigeria Customs New Management Team Members On Leadership Development, Partners HMRC

The Nigeria Customs Service in partnership with World Customs Organisation and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has organized a Leadership and Management Development Program, scheduled for the 26th of February to 1st of March, 2023 at the Wells Carlton Hotel, Asokoro in Abuja.

According to the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) the Leadership and Development Program which focuses on Personal Leadership and Management Skills, Organisation/Strategic Challenges, and Executive Team Building Is targeted at the newly appointed members of the Management Team.

Hameed Ali revealed that, since his assumption to office as the CGC, it’s about the third time, such training will be held, “First and foremost, we have a new management team joining and quite a number have retired, at the beginning of their tenure, it is very important. The training gives them,
the perspective of leadership and what is required of them, because each of us, is supposed to be a role model.”

Analyzing the nature of leadership as transient, the CGC stated that, everyone is meant to play a role and be ready to take up the responsibilities and any top position or see himself as the next leader of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Buttressing on the effectiveness of the leadership program one of the Facilitators, Donia Hammami who also doubles as the Head of the Accelerate Trade Facilitation Programme noted that, Leadership is crucial for change and that the Nigeria Customs Service has started many reform processes, hence the training.

“This time could not have been more right, the embarkment of a new enthusiast era, so it’s really about slowing down and seeing the priorities and what the Leadership of the NCS want to bring, going forward.”

“Am here with the support of the Trade Facilitation Program, which is supported by the United Kingdom, it’s a partnership of ten Countries, most of them in Africa, where we use the best practices and guidelines of the World Customs Organisation(WCO) and pair to pair learning between the various Customs Administrations to further support NCS to become a World Class Customs Service.’ Hammami said.

One of the Participants, Acting Deputy Comptroller General of Customs in charge of Human Resource Development, Saidu Galadima, expressed gratitude to the CGC for such training in his words, “This retreat is timely because Human Development is very key to the attainment of all our strategic goals, so starting with the management will fast track the attainment of all our goals and deliverables, so I commend the WCO and the CGC for organizing this retreat for management.’

The Ag. ACG also said that the training will also be extended to the Comptroller level, to allow everyone to be on the same page in attaining the service goal and objectives.

The World Customs Organisation under the auspices of the WCO Accelerate Trade Facilitation Programme is financially sponsored by the UK Customs/UK’s His Majesty’s Revenue & Customs.

List of successful recruits into the Nigeria Customs Service.

Sequel to the screening exercise conducted by the Service between Tuesday 4th – Saturday 14th October 2022 at NCS Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada and after meeting the prescribe criteria for selection, the following candidates are expected to report at the Nigeria Customs Service Establishment Unit, Old Federal Secretariat, Garki, Abuja for collection of Appointment Letters and Documentation.

Prospective recruits are to report on the specified period as indicated below for each cadre:


Candidates are requested to bring along the following documents:

  1. Original plus four (4) photocopies of your Certificate.
  2. Original plus four (4) photocopies of your Testimonial.
  3. Original Birth Certificate or Age Declaration plus four (4) photocopies.
  4. Marriage Certificate or Declaration plus four (4) photocopies (where applicable).
  5. Four (4) passport sized photographs.
  6. Original plus four (4) photocopies of NYSC Discharge Certificate.
  7. Means of identification (used during screening).

Click the links below to see the list for each cadre:





NOTE: Nigeria Customs Service does not accept any payment for its recruitment. Anyone asking you to pay for this exercise is a fraudster and should be reported to the nearest Customs office or Police station.

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